Santa Fe County, New Mexico Population 2024

156,184

Santa Fe County, New Mexico's estimated 2024 population is 156,184 with a growth rate of 0.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Fe County, New Mexico is the 4th largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 population was 144,526 and has seen a growth of 8.07% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029157,4842600.17%
2028157,2242600.17%
2027156,9642600.17%
2026156,7042600.17%
2025156,4442600.17%
2024156,1842600.17%
2023155,9242600.17%
2022155,6642600.17%
2021155,4043630.23%
2020155,0414,0902.71%
2019150,9518230.55%
2018150,1284410.29%
2017149,6878030.54%
2016148,8846850.46%
2015148,1993230.22%
2014147,8763310.22%
2013147,5457710.53%
2012146,7748980.62%
2011145,8761,3500.93%
2010144,526
199098,92823,56831.27%
198075,36021,60440.19%
197053,7568,78619.54%
196044,9706,81717.87%
195038,1537,32723.77%
194030,82611,25957.54%
193019,5674,53730.19%
192015,0302601.76%
191014,7701120.76%
190014,6581,0968.08%
189013,5622,69524.8%
188010,8671,16812.04%
18709,6991,58519.53%
18608,1144015.2%
18507,713-149,771-95.1%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.17% (260)
County Website
Santa Fe County
County Seat
2010 Population
144,526
Area
1909 mi²
Density
82 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
8.07% (11,658)
Founded
1852

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White104,06667.36%
Two or more races23,74315.37%
Other race17,94811.62%
Native American4,8883.16%
Asian2,1191.37%
Black or African American1,5921.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1250.08%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Population by Race

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Population Pyramid 2024

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Median Age

47.7

Total

46.3

Male

49.2

Female

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Adults

There are 128,000 adults, (40,005 of whom are seniors) in Santa Fe County, New Mexico.

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Age Dependency

75.6

Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female79,10651.21%
Male75,37548.79%

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Population by Age

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All67,8662.2371.528.5
Married28,6772.8784.215.8
Non Family28,6081.2361.538.5
Female7,3993.3365.734.3
Male3,1822.9960.239.8
showing: 5 rows

2.9

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.86%.

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,875

Average Earnings

$46,452

Average Male

$36,516

Average Female

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Language

67.64% of Santa Fe County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 32.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.15% of the population.

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Language

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic77,16412,02715.59%
White64,3135,3618.34%
Multiple23,2453,64015.66%
Other17,5643,02917.25%
Native4,71275716.07%
Black1,43037726.36%
Asian1,953723.69%
Islander1257156.8%
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12.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.7%

Male Poverty Rate

12.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Fe County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Fe County, New Mexico is Islander, with 56.8% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Fe County, New Mexico is Asian, with 3.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.56%.

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.52%
High School14.44%
Some College11.63%
Bachelors or Greater6%
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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.13%
Male Unemployed23.19%
Female Employed7.32%
Male Employed5.58%
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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

9,388

Number of Veterans

8,793

Male Veterans

595

Female Veterans

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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Santa Fe County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

46.47%

Born in Santa Fe County, New Mexico

87.91%

Native Born

12.09%

Foreign Born

7.33%

Non Citizen

4.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.91% of Santa Fe County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 46.47% having been born in New Mexico. 7.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Santa Fe County, New Mexico Place of Birth

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